Hazara Town and Surroundings (Hazara Ethnic Minority) 2007-2012
Sanjog implemented many activities during 7 years in Quetta in order to empower vulnerable children (male-female), particularly of ethnic and religious minorities. The goal was to enable children to combat all kinds of abuse and exploitation and empower them for a socially & economically sound life. Major activities were capacity building of community organizations, awareness raising, life skills education, non- formal education, technical skill building along with psycho-social counseling and medical aid.
Specific objectives of the intervention were:
- To educate and mobilize community/ Stakeholders on child protection.
- To provide services to ensure protection of children in child centers and outreach points.
- To strengthen linkages among child protection organizations in Quetta.
Children working under hazardous conditions as child domestic workers, carpet weavers and garbage collectors with age group of 5-18
- Families of marginalized children from Hazara ethnic minority
- Owners of garbage depot, carpet weaving industries and home based industries
Target areas were:
- New Madina-tul-llm Public High School
- 3 Garbage Depots(Habibullah, Abdul Wadood & Muhammad Hashim)
- 2 Carpet weaving (1 Muhammad Fazal, 2 Razzaq Ali)
- Ali Model High School
- Institutions & organizations intervening in targeted localities
- Trade Testing Board
- District Government Officials
- Local, national and international organizations working on education, child labor, community mobilization and economic rehabilitation
Outcome of intervention:
- 43 students pass exam of trade testing board annually
- 160 students pass NFE course annually
- 304 and 60 children attended the LSBE sessions annually in center and outreach respectively
- 150 children counseled by Psycho Social Para Counseling Group sessions annually
These interventions were financially supported by Groupe Developpement and Embassy of Finland.